5th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Hydrology and Ecology – HydroEco 2015

13- 16 April 2015 – Vienna, Austria

The conference focuses on advances in monitoring, predicting and managing hydroecological processes. This is the fifth HydroEco Conference. The four previous meetings were held in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) in 2006, Vienna (Austria) in 2009 and 2011, and Rennes (France) in 2013.

The aims of the Conferences are:

  1. to present new findings and approaches on interactions between hydrology and ecology.
  2. to promote interdisciplinary interactions on water related issues between hydrology, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology and ecology.
  3. to explore advances in monitoring, modelling and predicting dynamics of hydroecological processes.
  4. to discuss management approaches and applications to tackle environmental issues, including engineering measures for ecosystem preservation and restoration of ecologically valuable environments.

To address the relevant issues, the conference aims to bring together experts from different disciplines such as hydrologists (groundwater, surface water), ecologists, biologists, subsurface microbiologists, environmental biogeochemists, eco-technologists, geomorphologists, hydraulic engineers, forest managers, nature reserve managers, regional and landscape planners, as well as experts from governmental institutions. The unifying theme is the interaction between groundwater and (or) /surface water and ecological systems. A typical example is the hyporheic zone in riparian areas, where the ecological system interacts with water and chemical flows between surface water, groundwater and unsaturated soil zone.

The Conference is organized by the Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU), University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, and is convened by BOKU, The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic).

For further information, please contact the Organizing Committee:

Hans-Peter Nachtnebel: hans_peter.nachtnebel(at)boku.ac.at
Karel Kovar: karel.kovar(at)pbl.nl

More information is available on the conference web site at http://web.natur.cuni.cz/hydroeco2015/

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